Islamic State terror group issues ‘coronavirus’ advice
The “religious directives” appeared in the latest edition of the Islamic State’s weekly newspaper al-Naba.
The coronavirus pandemic, which is wreaking havoc across the world, has now alarmed the Islamic State terror group. The outfit has issued an advisory on how to protect against epidemics, without specifically mentioning the coronavirus.
The “religious directives” appeared in the latest edition of the militant group’s weekly newspaper al-Naba, according to the BBC.
The advisory recommends:
-- Staying away from sick people
-- Avoiding travel to and from the areas affected by any epidemic
-- Covering one’s mouth when coughing and yawning, and
-- Washing hands before eating and drinking.
-- It also urged its supporters to “put their trust in God and seek refuge in him”.
ISIS put out directions on how to protect yourself against coronavirus. They recommend praying to not get disease, staying away from those who have it, not traveling to infected areas but also not leaving quarantines, and covering your mouth when sneezing. https://t.co/OlxeQVdKgy— Séamus Malekafzali (@Seamus_Malek) March 12, 2020
Oh Allah please wipe out ISIS with coronavirus https://t.co/2QniYEMXWC— Ismail Royer (@IsmailRoyer) March 13, 2020
This just looked odd...— Raf (@rafaluzar) March 13, 2020
The Islamic State militant group has issued an advisory on how to protect against epidemics, without specifically mentioning coronavirus. The “religious directives” include good advice and for supporters to “put their trust in God and seek refuge in him”.
ISIS guidance on proper behavior during the coronavirus pandemic, per religious texts: "let him not dip his hand into the vessels until he washes it three times, for he does not know where his hand spent the night" (h/t @rcallimachi) https://t.co/lsuPNyFRHi— Gary He (@garyhe) March 13, 2020
A “fun” (?) bit to share with my Terrorism class. ????????♀️????— ????Nik Ford ???? (@ford_nik) March 13, 2020
Islamic State Advice on Coronavirus Pandemic :: Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi https://t.co/df4flmqMXK
The terror group was recently in the news for attacking a ceremony in Kabul and killing at least 32 people. It was the first major attack in the Afghan capital since the US reached an agreement with the Afghan Taliban on a phased withdrawal of American troops. Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah was present along with other key political figures and escaped unharmed.